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* Killer T-Cell's unflinching brutality is also quite frightening at times, particularly when he verbally and physically attacks Neutrophil (of all cells!) for being "too soft". You can see just how much his job of killing his fellow body cells has gotten to him, and some potential BackstoryHorror to how hardened he has become in having to kill his allies if need be. However, this is later mitigated by the implication that Killer T was harsh towards Neutrophil because [[GreenEyedMonster he's secretly jealous of how well he gets along with civilians like Red Blood Cell]]. Of course, the Fuel is still there when you consider that his job may be ''why'' he doesn't try and get along with civilians.
** Related: Killer-T's only real relationships are with other immune cells, even if most are combative. As he constantly reminds his trainees, immune cells are ''expected'' to fall in the line of duty.
* The mood dissonance of the Macrophages' cheerful demeanor and their brutal and grisly combat style may be a little bit creepy as well.
* A few JumpScare moments of Red Blood Cell screaming in close-up may also count as well.


* The heat stroke was also terrifying, due to the cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up, no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but Neutrophil are incapable of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever-worsening heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse and it is ''terrifying.''

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* The heat stroke was also terrifying, due to the cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up, no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but Neutrophil are incapable of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever-worsening heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse apocalypse, and it is ''terrifying.''


* Remember those tiny parasitic worms you see in documentaries? From the perspective of the body cells, they are gigantic [[{{Kaiju}} kaiju-like]] [[AnimalisticAbomination monsters]] who destroy everything in sight. So far we have only seen the relatively easy-to-deal with anisakis, but one can wonder how other more dangerous and/or bigger parasites (like a tapeworm), [[FridgeHorror would look in this setting...]]
** Note that the parasitic worm in episode 4 was a ''larval'' Anisakis, a mere 2mm in length (as Anisakis cannot mature in human tissue and eventually die, but not before causing significant damage to the gut lining). Compare that to a roundworm, which can reach up to 8cm (about a hundred times bigger!) or a tapeworm, which can grow as long as ''five or six feet'', and just imagine that from the perspective of the cells...

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* Remember those tiny parasitic worms you see in documentaries? From the perspective of the body cells, they are gigantic [[{{Kaiju}} kaiju-like]] [[AnimalisticAbomination monsters]] who destroy everything in sight. So far we have only seen the relatively easy-to-deal with anisakis, but one can wonder how other more dangerous and/or bigger parasites (like a tapeworm), [[FridgeHorror would look in this setting...]] \n** Note that the parasitic worm in episode 4 was a ''larval'' Anisakis, a mere 2mm in length (as Anisakis cannot mature in human tissue and eventually die, but not before causing significant damage to the gut lining). Compare that to a roundworm, which can reach up to 8cm (about a hundred times bigger!) or a tapeworm, which can grow as long as ''five or six feet'', and just imagine that from the perspective of the cells...

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** We also actually see the injury when some poor red blood cells have to traverse it (by chain on a tiny ledge, itself an example!), and the contrast with the scratch earlier is mind-boggling. The latter was a block-sized hole in the ground. This? This a horizon-to-horizon ''canyon'', angry grey clouds covering the whole thing and a few intact blocks sticking out giving a terrifying sense of scale to the whole thing. It makes the platelets' attempts to fix the wound seem impossibly small.


** The horror gets another layer once it's revealed that the wound which caused the hypovolemic shock get identified as a ''head injury''. The affected area that got cut off from blood and oxygen? The human's [[OhCrap ''brain'']].

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** The horror gets another layer once it's revealed that the wound which caused the hypovolemic shock get identified as a ''head injury''. The affected area that got cut off from blood and oxygen? The human's [[OhCrap ''brain'']].''[[OhCrap brain]]''.


** The horror gets another layer once it's revealed that the wound which caused the hypovolemic shock get identified as a ''head injury''. The affected area that got cut off from blood and oxygen? Turned out to be [[OhCrap ''the brain'']].

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** The horror gets another layer once it's revealed that the wound which caused the hypovolemic shock get identified as a ''head injury''. The affected area that got cut off from blood and oxygen? Turned out to be The human's [[OhCrap ''the brain'']].''brain'']].

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** The horror gets another layer once it's revealed that the wound which caused the hypovolemic shock get identified as a ''head injury''. The affected area that got cut off from blood and oxygen? Turned out to be [[OhCrap ''the brain'']].


** The anime adaptation conveys this futility dauntingly well. After the emergency broadcast, we see everyone, from the Red Blood Cells to the Platelets, get roused for their task as they prepare to face the emergency. The next two scenes are of AE 3803, her Kohai and U-1146 wading through the wounded area, represented at a ghost town. The music has stopped. [[NothingIsScarier Nobody is around]].

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** The anime adaptation conveys this futility dauntingly well. After the emergency broadcast, we see everyone, from the Red Blood Cells to the Platelets, get roused for their task as they prepare to face the emergency. The next two scenes are of AE 3803, her Kohai and U-1146 wading through the wounded area, represented at as a ghost town. The music has stopped. [[NothingIsScarier Nobody is around]].

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** The anime adaptation conveys this futility dauntingly well. After the emergency broadcast, we see everyone, from the Red Blood Cells to the Platelets, get roused for their task as they prepare to face the emergency. The next two scenes are of AE 3803, her Kohai and U-1146 wading through the wounded area, represented at a ghost town. The music has stopped. [[NothingIsScarier Nobody is around]].


** Related: Killer-T's only other relationships are with other immune cells, even if most are combative. As he constantly reminds his trainees, immune cells are ''expected'' to fall in the line of duty.

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** Related: Killer-T's only other real relationships are with other immune cells, even if most are combative. As he constantly reminds his trainees, immune cells are ''expected'' to fall in the line of duty.


** His backstory is even worse: Imagine being a child born with birth defects, hunted down and viciously beaten to death by a fascist police, for the sole crime of being born. Mitigated, of course, by the fact that said child will ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds end the world]]'' if left alone, whether they want to or not.

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** His backstory is even worse: Imagine being a child born with birth defects, hunted down and viciously beaten to death by a fascist police, for the sole crime of being born. Mitigated, of course, Mitigated (maybe?) by the fact that said child will ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds end the world]]'' if left alone, whether they want to or not.


* Killer T-Cell's unflinching brutality is also quite frightening at times, particularly when he verbally and physically attacks Neutrophil (of all cells!) for being "too soft". You can see just how much his job of killing his fellow body cells has gotten to him, and some potential BackstoryHorror to how hardened he has become in having to kill his allies if need be. However, this is later mitigated by the implication that Killer T was harsh towards Neutrophil because [[GreenEyedMonster he's secretly jealous of how well he gets along with civilians like Red Blood Cell]].

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* Killer T-Cell's unflinching brutality is also quite frightening at times, particularly when he verbally and physically attacks Neutrophil (of all cells!) for being "too soft". You can see just how much his job of killing his fellow body cells has gotten to him, and some potential BackstoryHorror to how hardened he has become in having to kill his allies if need be. However, this is later mitigated by the implication that Killer T was harsh towards Neutrophil because [[GreenEyedMonster he's secretly jealous of how well he gets along with civilians like Red Blood Cell]]. Of course, the Fuel is still there when you consider that his job may be ''why'' he doesn't try and get along with civilians.
** Related: Killer-T's only other relationships are with other immune cells, even if most are combative. As he constantly reminds his trainees, immune cells are ''expected'' to fall in the line of duty.



** His backstory is even worse: Imagine being a child born with birth defects, hunted down and viciously beaten to death by a fascist police, for the sole crime of being born.

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** His backstory is even worse: Imagine being a child born with birth defects, hunted down and viciously beaten to death by a fascist police, for the sole crime of being born. Mitigated, of course, by the fact that said child will ''[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds end the world]]'' if left alone, whether they want to or not.


* The heat stroke was also terrifying, due to the cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up, no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but Neutrophil are incapable of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever- worsesing heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse and it is ''terrifying.''

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* The heat stroke was also terrifying, due to the cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up, no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but Neutrophil are incapable of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever- worsesing ever-worsening heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse and it is ''terrifying.''


* Heat Stroke was also terrifying due to the Cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but one is capable Neutrophil of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever worsesing heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse and it is ''terrifying.''

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* Heat Stroke The heat stroke was also terrifying terrifying, due to the Cells cells having no ability to solve it without outside assistance. The water reservoirs are all drying up up, no matter how many of the back-ups the secretion cells check, the natural methods for regulating temperature are failing or not doing nearly well enough to cool the body, a germ has invaded and is gloating about taking over the whole body as the lights go out, all but one is capable Neutrophil are incapable of chasing it down and protecting the entire body, you suffocate and crowd in the ever ever- worsesing heat, and all you really can do is strip off ever more layers of clothing, wipe the sweat off your skin, and pray... it's all a slow, gradual, but almost inevitable sort of apocalypse and it is ''terrifying.''

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